Tag: Horror

Book Watch: Mr. Monster and I Don’t Want to Kill You

by on Jan.10, 2012, under Book Watch, Books, Reviews

Mr. Monster (John Cleaver, #2)Mr. Monster by Dan Wells

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The second in a trilogy, Mr. Monster exceeds its predecessor in many ways.

Picking up almost immediately where the first book left off, our protagonist is attempting to come to terms that he has unleashed a monster inside himself by killing off a demon. Which is when the murders start happening again and John Cleaver struggles with his inner self, Mr. Monster, over if, or how, he should hunt and kill this new serial killer in town.

My biggest problem with the last book was the introspective rationalization parts where the hero argues with himself over what he should do. In this book I found I had no problems with these parts and I think it is because the clash between the protagonist’s urges seems far more prominent. One area that the story did not excel at for me when compared to the first book was sickening/horrifying me. There was one scene in the first book towards the end that this novel just failed to replicate, although the story did manage to make me worry and feel for the protagonist (or those around him). I was just never intensely horrified.

Again, if you’re fascinated by sociopaths, serial killers, and don’t mind a bit of the supernatural, then I do suggest you read this book.

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I Don't Want to Kill You (John Cleaver, #3)I Don’t Want to Kill You by Dan Wells

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I think this was my favorite of the John Cleaver series. It changes up the formula somewhat and we see more character growth overall. The finale has some rather sickening parts that was very reminiscent of the first book for me which helped me enjoy the book more.

I Don’t Want to Kill You is the third book in the John Cleaver series about a young man who deals with a growing urge to become a serial killer by hunting and killing supernatural begins that are killing off people in his home town. The third book picks up almost right where the second leaves off and changes up the formula enough to be new and interesting.

I’d recommend this book for fans of the series and people who like antiheroes or serial killers.

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Making Magic: The Walking Dead

by on Nov.24, 2011, under Board Games, Design & Development, Entertainment, Gaming, Writing

Making Magic: The Walking Dead by Mark Rosewater [Daily MTG]

This is an article on the Magic the Gathering website. Their theme of the week when this article was posted was “Undead Week” celebrating the horror theme of the latest Magic expansion. I’m sharing this article because of how Mark managed to turn an article about various mechanics that were “killed off” and then “brought back” into a narrative in the style of a horror story, and an entertaining one at that.

 

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Video: WTF or Fantasy by DyE

by on Nov.22, 2011, under Art, Entertainment, Music, Videos, Visual Media

Okay so this video definitely contains adult content.


DYE "Fantasy" Official Video by JEREMIE PERIN by TIGERSUSHIRECORDS

And wow. Best visual depicting of a human’s reaction to visualizing a Great Old One ever. Also what was going on in that woman’s short, seriously?

This is an actual music video for the music you hear in the background. The music is by someone called DyE and the song’s name is Fantasy.

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Writing Time: Free Write #13: The Bag

by on Oct.26, 2011, under Entertainment, Free Write, Writing

Auspicious. Free Write #13, in the month of October. I wonder what that’ll mean for the story. Or for the readers of the story, hmm?

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The Bag

“Treat or Trick!” Marvin yelled as the door opened. The teen who opened the door, dressed up as no particular supernatural creature save for perhaps a succubus given the amount of skin she was exposing,  flinched and stared for a moment at the boy. He was dressed rather nicely in slacks and a button up shirt but was holding out a severed head. The head’s mouth served as a hole for the treats and it’s hair was woven into a brain that served as the handle. In his free hand he held what looked to be a bloody knife.

“Oh um. Nice um… bag.” the girl said, dropping a handful of assorted treats into the severed head’s mouth. Marvin grinned up at her.

“Thanks! Made it this morning especially for tonight.” To prove his point, Marvin lifted the knife and made a slashing motion. The blood drained out of the girl’s face and she closed the door without saying good bey. He heard the lock click and the porch light went out. Giggling he lept off the porch and scurried to the next house, bag swinging back and forth, candy spilling out of its mouth.

Renaming behind, on the porch, no longer illuminated by the porch light, were several specs of blood.

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Short and sweet. This one was a little gruesome but we were kind of expecting that right? Halloween/All Hallows Eve is just right around the corner!

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Trailer: Silent Hill: Downpour

by on Jul.07, 2011, under Entertainment, Gaming, Trailers, Video Games, Visual Media

(http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/trailers/3534-Silent-Hill-Downpour)

Looks like they’re finally doing another good Silent Hill game. This trailer actually has me cautiously excited!

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